Family Friendly Events for October 

 

We have a great new month of family events coming up for October! Spring has arrived, school holidays are here and Halloween just around the corner. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of October, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our full list of exciting events around Perth including craft workshops, outdoor events, festivals and more for the whole family.

With the current climate of COVID-19, please check the event details before attending as circumstances may change. Please take care and observe hygiene guidelines.

Brickwrecks: sunken ships in LEGO® bricks

From the watery depths! Discover extraordinary shipwrecks, revealed in incredible LEGO® model detail at Maritime Museum!

Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, working with expert maritime archaeologists, brings to life eight astonishing shipwrecks and their stories in this immersive exhibition on display until January 30 2022. Featuring large-scale LEGO® models of ships such as Western Australia’s famous Batavia, the “unsinkable” Titanic, the highly decorated Vasa and the ill-fated Terror and Erebus including interactive exhibits, plus real and replica shipwreck objects. Come and uncover the stories of the voyages, life aboard the ships, their watery demise and the shipwreck detectives who locate and document the wrecks. This new exhibition is developed and designed by the Western Australian Museum in partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. Ryan is the only LEGO® certified professional in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 14 in the world. Explore a new world these School Holidays at Maritime Museum! BOOK NOW museum.wa.gov.au/brickwrecks.

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ArtBiz@SBC

Stirling Business Centre is delighted to bring you its first art exhibition, ArtBiz@SBC, featuring an appealing selection of artworks and sculptures by three local Stirling artists; Ben Brennan, Shona McGregor and Tony Pankiw. With funding through the City of Stirling’s Community Creativity Fund, Stirling Business Centre will be playing its part in supporting the local art community. SBC’s many diverse visitors, including those attending workshops or meeting with centre tenants, will now be able to enjoy the artwork of these local artists as they visit the Centre. Stirling Business Centre is also anticipating this exhibition will ignite potential collaborations and opportunities between the creative and small business communities. The exhibition opens Friday 30 July, accessible to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm until Friday 19 November. All artworks are available to purchase with sales supporting our local Stirling artists. We look forward to welcoming you to the ArtBiz exhibition.

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Carine skatepark – BMX Coaching 1st October 2021

Thanks to the City of Stirling. Freestyle Now will be conducting FREE BMX coaching sessions at the Carine skatepark

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Florette – A garden of green

Exhibition and creative installation relating to the picture book Florette developed in collaboration with the author and illustrator, Anna Walker. On the ground floor explore Mae’s garden, look for the frogs among the leaves, add to the wall of greenery, and nestle among the flowers for a story. Help create art and stories in a leafy forest. Visit the Story Place Gallery (Mezzanine Floor) to see original watercolour artwork from the picture book Florette. Presented with AWESOME Festival. Free. No bookings required. Image – Cover illustration: Florette © Anna Walker 2021. Reproduced courtesy of Penguin Random House and the artist.

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Write your own Story Competition – ages 5 to 15 years

Calling all young authors, we are celebrating animals these school holidays! Tell us a story about your pet, a pet you wish you had or a favourite animal and go into the running for a prize! Come and pick up your book template from Clarkson or Yanchep/Two Rocks Library and start writing, and if you’re stuck for ideas or inspiration, check out the displays, programs and resources available at the library. Good luck!

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Perth Royal Show 2021

The Perth Royal Show is returning for 2021 with a huge 25% OFF all entry tickets! Thanks to the WA State Government all 2021 Perth Royal Show entry ticket prices are 25% OFF! Add to that over 101 FREE things to see and do, this truly is Perth’s Biggest Ticket. After being cancelled for the first time since WWII in 2020, the team at the Royal Agricultural Society of WA are working to create THE event for Western Australia in 2021. Returning with all your favourites; the Animal Nursery, Competitions like Wood Chopping and Show Jumping, Taste WA, Sideshow Alley, Rides and of course the Fireworks. But the fun doesn’t stop there! 2021 is brining NEW FREE Entertainment such as Freestyle Motocross, the opportunity to ride on a Monster Truck, Battle of the Bands, Minions Salute to Essential Workers Parade, PLUS an interactive Live Experience with Bluey and Bingo! If that wasn’t enough, thanks to our Major Supporters Lotterywest we have two HALF PRICE ticket days! On September 30th all Children’s Tickets are 50% off the full ticket price and October 1st all Senior’s Tickets are 50% off the full ticket price! Discount is automatically applied. The 2021 Perth Royal Show is a SafeWA event and as such there will be attendance caps on each day. You will be required to choose a date for your ticket when booking, but you are able to change dates if you choose, subject to availability, within the ticketing portal. If the Perth Royal Show is cancelled prior to your attendance, all ticket holders will receive a full refund, including any fees. The Perth Royal Show has existed for over 180 years and now occupies a place in the hearts and minds of most Western Australians. Everyone needs this event to happen in 2021 and being 25% more affordable, let’s all celebrate this great event and great state. Tickets are available now via the NEW Perth Royal Show App (available on Apple and Android) or by visiting perthroyalshow.com.au

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Ambient – Exhibition

Environmental Art of the Peel Region featuring conceptually driven artworks that explore the role art plays in raising awareness of environmental issues. Ambient aligns with the Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference to be held in Mandurah during September 2021. Image Credit: Ross De Hoog

Price: FREE

 

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Tech Taster School Holiday Sessions – Shire of Chittering

Get a taste of the latest early coding tech these school holidaysContact: Annie Hudson Organisation: Bindoon Library Position: Library Officer Phone: 9576 4610 Email: library@chittering.wa.gov.au

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Arts and Crafts from the past – all ages

When: Saturday 25 September – Saturday 9 October // museum opening hours Where: Wanneroo Regional Museum, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo Cost: FREE Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sunday – closed

Stitch and weave your way through the Wanneroo Museum these October school holidays and learn all about traditional arts and crafts from the past. Look at how wood, fabric and even beeswax can be created into works of art and hear the stories about the skilled craftspeople from both past and present. Explore the museum with our popular clue hunt activity. Try out some of our hands on activities and make your very own craft to take home. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family.

 

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MiLi Markets – Jungle Park Food Truck Fridays

We’re bringing weekly food trucks alongside the awesome playground at Jungle Park! Bring your blanket, or chairs, or beanbags and let the kids play while you wait for your dinner! Come along each Friday evening and see which delicious food choices we have for you.

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Friday Night Bites – Piara Waters 2021/2022

FOOD, FUN & FAMILY – Join us for a night of feasting with Perth’s best food trucks. This PICNIC STYLE event will have busking entertainment!

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Nerf Night – October

It’s that time again! Time for a Nerf battle! Gear up and put your game faces on! TICKET SALES ONLY! *Rules and conditions apply* *Socks must be worn* ***$24.90 per Ticket, Adults FREE*** 🍭 Café will be open 🍭 Nerf guns and bullets provided 🍭 Nugget meal included in the ticket price 🍭 Suitable for ages 4-11 years 🍭 Hosted Games with supervision Purchase tickets via the link below: https://lollipops-bayswater.square.site/

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Astronomy Night at the Observatory

The Astronomical Society of the South West (Inc) will be holding public astronomy nights at their Observatory at Keble Heights, College Grove, Bunbury over three nights during the October School Holidays.
The Observatory will be open on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of October each night from 7.00pm to 9:30pm, weather permitting.
Come along to see the bright stars of the autumn skies, star clusters, nebulas and much more.
Cost: – Adults $15.00; Children $10.00; Family – $45.00. BOOKINGS ARE RECOMMENDED as sales at the gate may not be available.
For further information, please enquire here or email us at enquiries@assw.org.au. Our website can be found at http://www.assw.org.au/

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The Addams Family – The Stirling Players

THE ADDAMS FAMILY plays at 8pm September 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, October 1 and 2; 2pm September 19 and 6.30pm September 26. Tickets $22, $20 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BNVUL
MAGNIFICENTLY macabre and darkly humorous, THE ADDAMS FAMILY Broadway musical is ready to spook up the stage at Stirling Theatre.
Written by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa and directed by Fran Gordon, the story uses characters created by Charles Addams – but now Wednesday is all grown up and has fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.
She confides in her father Gomez and begs him not to tell her mother, which means Gomez must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved Morticia…

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Momentum Obstacle Course Race

Momentum Obstacle Course weekend Perth. Multiple distances. A course for kids too.
Races for all the family and competitors. New obstacles.
The event will be at the amazing Bolinda Vale estate with amazing scenery including rolling hills, streams and dams.
Kids Course from 4 years old This will be run by Red Dust so you can expect the same if not better quality as you had at Kinetic.
Adults 12 years and over (Parents/Guardians required) 5km Course 20 Obstacles 10km Course 28 Obstacles 15km Course 35 Obstacles Battle of the Teams – 2 Female 2 Male Relay across 10kms. Night Course – Platoon Style Endurance
Each format will have a Competitive wave. Where competitors will compete for time and the podium.
The volunteer fire service will be hosting a BBQ so bring your cash and support them.
Only limited early birds tickets are available for each category. Included in the early bird tickets is a free race shirt. And we think this race shirt is epic.
Parking will be $10 per car on the day.

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2021 Duck Derby for Rotary

It’s on again! WA’s funnest event of the year for the whole family returns to Hillarys Boat Harbour for another quacktastic day of fun activities, prizes and everything ducks!
Proudly supporting the WA community this fund-raising event is proudly organised by the Rotary Clubs of Heirisson and Mill Point and sponsored by City Toyota, Media Junction and Ebikers Fremantle!
Stay tuned for more information on the many events leading up to the big day and how you can win a brand new car, 2 electric bikes, cash and MUCH MORE!
The ducks are in the water at 2pm SHARP.

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Stirling Street Food – ASIAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

It’s the launch of Stirling Street Food and what better way to celebrate than to bring you one of our BEST events to kick start the season! The ASIAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL is coming to town on Saturday October 2nd 2021 to Carine Regional Open Space
We’ve got EIGHT of some of Perth’s finest ASIAN STYLE food trucks headlining the event and accompanying them will be TWO non asian food vendors for people who fancies something different, TWO awesome desserts vendors and one of our BEST Juice vans to help quench your thirst
The place will be jam packed full of flavour and cool vibes. So bring your friends and family down and join in on the fun!
October 2nd 2021 from 5pm – 8:30pm Carine Open Space on the corner of Beach Road and Okely Road.
There will be live music by the lovely Sarah Chappell, Bullseye Entertainment Perth will have their inflatable games (at a small fee), Market stalls and fun for all

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Get Wild About Wetlands Bat Night Stalk

Join Joe Tonga aka the “bat man” for an exciting night time adventure! We’ll be using technology to help seek out these night time mammals while learning about how they contribute to our ecosystem. Suited to children 5-12 years. Bring a torch and sense of adventure! Price:  Children $5 Parents and children under 5 are free. What to bring: 

  • Closed in shoes
  • Long trousers/pants
  • Water
  • Torch

Bookings essential!

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Let’s Glow Disco for 12-17 year olds

Let’s Glow at Mundaring Arena is a FREE youth-only disco delivered by the Shire of Mundaring’s Youth C.R.E.W. With a live DJ, chill zone, concert lighting and much more, this event promises to be a not-to-be missed school holiday event for teenagers. Get together with your friends and have fun dancing the night away! Food and drink will be on sale at the kiosk. No external food or drink allowed. Only bags A4 in size or smaller are permitted – no large bags. All attendees need to be collected by 10.15pm. While the event is free, tickets are required and those attending will need to be dropped off and collected by a responsible adult. There will be no pass outs; if anyone needs to leave early, they must be signed out by a parent or guardian. The event will be supervised to ensure a fun and safe night out for attendees. This is a drug and alcohol free event and the parent/guardian of any attendees found with these items will be contacted and asked to collect their teenager(s) promptly. Warning: Please note the event will feature loud music and flashing lights which may trigger seizures or other adverse reactions. Parental discretion is advised. Tickets through Eventbrite. Lauren Pedeferri – 9290 6790

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

Join us to celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! You don’t need to be Scottish to take part in this annual tradition, so gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair.
The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Register for the 2.5km Classic or the 5km Warrior challenge and purchase your very own kilt in the process. It’s a fun run with a difference and you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
As you’d expect the excitement doesn’t stop there. Following the Perth Kilt Run you’ll have the rest of the day to experience Scottish arts and crafts, highland dancing and pipe band competitions, meet and greet Scottish dogs, watch the hotly contested heavy events competitions and of course test your taste buds with the variety of Scottish delights. Let your imagination run wild in the medieval fair or delve into Scottish heritage at the clan village and then kick up your heels with live music and Ceilidh dancing.
This year, the Armadale Highland Gathering will be a FREE ticketed event due to health and safety measures. Please secure yours via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/armadale-highland…
This is a family friendly, COVID safe and smoke free event. Further details and Perth Kilt Run registrations will be available through www.perthkiltrun.com.au.

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Catalina Weekend Connector

The Weekend Connector is a new mini-event series held on the first Sunday of every month* from 10am – 12 noon at Drimmie Park within Catalina estate.
The Weekend Connector is a place where you can buy a barista coffee or morning treat, join in the different FREE activity offered each month and, most importantly, meet and mingle with others living around you on a regular basis.
Whether you are a Catalina resident or live elsewhere in the City of Wanneroo or beyond, the Weekend Connector is for everyone so spread the word to family and friends!
Remember to click on the Interested or Going buttons to receive updates about the event.

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Family Nature Day at the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre | Spring into Parks Event

Get your family back into nature at the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre’s Family Nature Day!
The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre will be hosting a Family Nature Day on Sunday 3 October.
Come and see some of the gorgeous new arrivals, including ducklings and Black Swan cygnets.
This fun family event will include a variety of hands-on art, craft and science activities for the kids. There will also be guided nature walks on the boardwalk around the lake so that you can meet some of the new hatchlings. The event will run from 2pm to 4pm at the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre (Cnr Flynn & Selby Streets, Wembley).
Entry is $10 per person, $30 per family or FREE for Friends of the WA Gould League.
Purchase tickets here | https://bit.ly/3Dk6X6V
This event is a supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks.

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Wanneroo Community Open Day – all ages

Prizes, fun and activities! The purpose of this activity is to create a youth-friendly environment to assist in improving relationships between the local young people and the City’s youth team, Rangers and the local Police. Parents and careers will get an opportunity to meet the City Youth services staff and learn about how the youth centre runs and how it can help their children.

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Madjitil Moorna Choir (All ages) and Bayswater Bilby Launch

Listen to the sounds of this unique community choir as they sing songs of healing and friendship.

Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon with the Madjitil Moorna choir in the Maylands Ampitheatre. Bring a picnic and listen to a mix of soulful songs that connect to boodja (land/country). There will also be a coffee cart on site and the first 50 attendees will receive a voucher for a free drink!

We will also be launching our new reading club for kids the Bayswater Bilbies with fun activities and opportunities to join the club on the day.

From 2pm there will be a range of activities in and around the library including crafts, face painting, bubbles and cuddly animals. Then settle in as the choir begins at 3pm. Stay to the end for your chance to win raffle prizes.

Bookings are not essential but would be appreciated to help us estimate numbers.

Please note this event may be moved indoors if the weather is inclement.

 

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Bold Park Sunset Stalk | October 2021

Join the Friends of Bold Park guides for a wander at sunset and get to know more about the plants and animals of Bold ParkWhen: Tuesday 5 October Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Location: WA Ecology Centre, 165 Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach What to Bring:  Bring a torch, wear closed in shoes and comfortable clothing, and bring a sense of adventure! Register here

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Night Stalk South Perth

The night stalks are back for 2021!

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Fairy-Tale Trail

Dress up as your favourite fairy-tale character and bring the family to Claremont these school holidays to wander the magical Fairy-tale Trail through the Claremont Town Centre. Begin the Fairy-tale Trail at Toyworld Claremont, collect your trail map from the Fairy Queen, stamp and start your journey. Follow the instructions on your map and be amazed by the wonder of fairy-tale characters, activities, and giveaways.

  • Fairy Queen Wishes @ Toyworld
  • Questing courtyard with noble knight training and games zone @Fika Swedish Kitchen
  • Pirate cove with a pirate and his gold edible treasure@ Advantage Pharmacy Claremont
  • Rainbow Road and the roaming unicorn @the Claremont Quarter
  • Glitter Grove with a mermaid and treasures @ The Athlete’s Foot Claremont
  • Be-witching willows, a sensory play zone @ Avion Way
  • Creative castle and a snow queen @ Claremont Community Hub and Library
  • Fairy tale fields @ Claremont Quarter Square – Present your completed maps to collect a magical lucky dip, have a turn on the bouncy castle, do some arts and crafts or face painting.
An extra special fairy-tale gift Before you leave the fairy-tale fields colour in your favourite fairy-tale friend for your chance to win a Freedom Fairies Party valued at $550. Thank you to the Freedom Fairies for helping create such a magical trail.

The trail starts at Claremont Toyworld, 47 Bay View Terrace from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday 6 October and Thursday 7 October.

 

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Kids Woylie Walk

Kids – have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out?

If the answer is yes, then join us for a special ‘edition’ of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays!

Our Kids Woylie Walks are a fantastic opportunity to see our native woylies and quenda feeding thanks to our special night lighting, and a chance to marvel in a night-time experience at Whiteman Park! DISCOVER Woodland Reserve, Whiteman Park’s premier conservation facility that offers protected habitat for rare and endangered WA animals. MEET our education animals, including some cool reptiles or a playful possum (if she is behaving!) for some hands on learning. ENJOY a specially-designed, shorter tour of Woodland Reserve, visiting the wetland and spending lots of time in the soft-release enclosure where you can…. SEE the critically endangered woylie and the quendas going about their evening business and feeding at your feet!

Bookings are essential for these popular tours, with funds from your tour fees going towards the upkeep of the Reserve and its inhabitants.

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Cletrac Crawler Tractor Demonstration

Hear the sounds of the Cletrac Crawler tractor at work as we demonstrate this little power engine! Join the team at Revolutions Transport Museum as they turn on one of the tractors in the Whiteman Collection and demonstrate how this machine worked. Loved for its revolutionary roller chain system, the Cletrac was built in 1921 and could pull up to 90% of its body weight! This is a rare opportunity to see part of the museum collection in action! Join us on the forecourt outside Revolutions Transport Museum from 10am to 12noon on Thursday 7 October to see the demonstration.

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Gidgestock Music Festival 2021

A family-friendly music festival in the hills of Gidgegannup to raise much needed funds for local charities.

Gidgestock Music Festival returns for its 6th year this October, bringing some of the best local music Perth has to offer to the beautiful hills of Gidgegannup, for this family-friendly, fund-raising festival, just 45 minutes from Perth city.

Experience a natural amphitheatre bush setting, a total of 24 live bands, campfires, rustic camping and dancing under the stars. Wake up to the call of the kookaburras and enjoy great fellowship and great music and, on Sunday morning, a hearty cooked breakfast!

All of the musicians/bands donate their time, as do the stage crew and a group of fabulous volunteers who, together with our generous Sponsors, make the event possible. The venue too is donated by our wonderful hosts, Steve & Jo Mitcham, who generously open the gates of their beautiful 50 acre property for the festival weekend.

All profits from the Gidgestock Music Festival are donated to the West Gidgegannup Volunteer Fire Service and the Leukaemia Foundation.

Gates open noon on Friday, so come early to secure a fabulous spot and enjoy the atmosphere. Music from 6pm – 10pm on Friday, on Saturday from 10am – until midnight and on Sunday from 8am until the festival closes at 2pm.

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Bricktober Perth

Bricktober Perth is an exhibition of models built from LEGO®. It is an annual event, that all profits from go back to supporting some amazing causes, including providing LEGO® Play Tubs for local schools to enhance the learning experience for their students.

Featuring an array of fun activities that the entire family can enjoy, including LEGO® building competitions, driving Technic® models, and tabletop brick pits. Everyone’s health and safety is our number 1 priority, so please be assured that the necessary COVID19 precautions will be taken. Bricktober Perth 2021 will be held over the weekend of 9th and 10th October at Curtin University. Family Passes (4 People) are only $36. Please visit our website for more information www.bricktober.info

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167th Toodyay Agricultural Show

Toodyay Agricultural Society’s annual showcase of all things “home grown” ~ the #toodyayagshow gives local farmers and producers (both amateur and professional) the opportunity to share everything agricultural, from baking to livestock to crops to tools, tricks and tips of their trade.
Sideshow alley, all day entertainment, food trucks, demonstrations, our *NEW* family friendly terrace bar, evening fireworks – we have it all!
And what this means for you is… a FULL day of family fun!

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Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival 2021

The Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival is proudly brought to you by the Dardanup Community as a celebration of the diversity and vibrancy of our Region. Enjoy festivities for all ages including FREE entry and a low cost day out for families who can experience a broad range of activities and interests for all ages, including a variety of over 120 craft, food and novelty stalls, and in the evening the Festival’s spectacular finale – revel in the lighting of the fire sculpture built by a local artist. Hear the crowd roar as the ‘bull’ burns! https://bullandbarrel.net.au

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Mandurah Tennis Club Community Open Day

Bring your whole family to what your local tennis club has to offer.  Enjoy a BBQ and play, or just watch some tennis. Meet the new Coach, Clay Berry and sign up for HALF PRICE Beginners to advanced welcome. – Bring your own racquet or borrow one of ours – Activities for all ages and skill levels – Free court use on the day – Games for junior players – Raffle with prizes – Tennis give-a-ways – Enrol in Term 4 coaching programs – Table tennis – Bar open in the afternoon

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Entwined in the Valley Markets

As part of Entwined in the Valley 2021, we’re holding a market over 2 days at Ugly Duckling Wines. This Swan Valley venue is delightful, rustic and relaxed, come and spend the afternoon in the sunshine! Come along and browse the 40 stalls, taste some wine, enjoy live music and sample local produce, all in a pet-friendly location!

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Perth Oddities & Curiosities’ Halloween Market

Perth Oddities and Curiosities Market is back for a second year of Halloween markets!
This time in conjunctions with Guildford’s twilight markets.
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Kidz Awesome Play for Telethon 2021

The Kidz Awesome Play for Telethon is a fun-filled, family & community event held each year to raise funds for Telethon.
This event attracts thousands of people from all over the Perth metropolitan area.
It is a day of carnival rides, amusements, pony rides, market stalls, food & drink trucks, as well as live stage performances.
In 2020, a year like no other, we raised $29,000 for Telethon.
The 2021 event will be held on Sunday 10 October at the Wanneroo Showgrounds from 10am-4pm.
$5 each for everyone aged 1 year and over.
General Admission includes access to live entertainment & roaming characters.
Additional fees for food, drinks, rides and market stalls.

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RAILFEST 2021

RAILFEST is the annual open day at the Railway Museum. Fun for the whole family. Many extra exhibits, only the normal admission prices. More details soon!

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Narrogin Annual Show

Narrogin Annual Show celebrating 115 years. Lots of free entertainment for everyone to enjoy, fireworks, live band, sideshow alley, exhibits, fashion parade and lots, lots more. http://www.narroginagsociety.com.au

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Art Upmarket — Perth’s best dedicated Art Fair

Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day.

Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 60 of Perth’s most talented artists in UWA Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 16th October 2021

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au

 

EnviroFEST 2021

Sustainability and conservation are in focus at EnviroFEST 2021, Whiteman Park’s flagship public conservation event. Learn about ways to improve your sustainability in the home and connect with environmental conservation in and around our city.
You’ll get to do some hands-on learning at our sustainability workshops, learn about some important conservation topics in our short talks, pick up an array of eco-friendly products and discover community engagement opportunities to help you embrace sustainable living.
EnviroFEST 2021 will emphasise wildlife protection: come along to see some of our local native wildlife up close, find out what you can do at home to help them and how you can support the conservation groups working to protect various species.
The kids won’t miss out either, with a dedicated Kids Eco Zone of talks and activities. They’ll also enjoy loads of eco-crafts, free face painting, a Children’s Forest trail with the bush fairies and much more! Workshop topics and the EnviroFEST 2021 program will be available closer to the event to help you plan your day!

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Dussehra 2021 A multi-cultural fest

Gurukul WA is presenting #Dussehra 2021 in Melville Main Hall 4pm to 8pm on the eve of Durgotsab and Navaratri to share the joy and happines

Gurukul WA Inc is a not-for-profit multicultural organization where the cultures and preservation of values among the WA people is celebrated. Gurukul has been instrumental to promote multiculturalism through showcasing performing arts in different events prior to its incorporation in 2020. The not-for-profit status will help the organisation to work for the community in post COVID scenario efficiently and effectively collaborating with local authorities.

Gurukul is committed to inspiring both artists and individuals in the community and will offer free art classes to local people who join together to help people create beautiful, meaningful art to increase self-awareness, enhance cognitive abilities and enjoy the pleasures of life through artistic production and reflection.

Our aim is to bring joy to all those who participate and take back meaningful memories forever stored in their heart.

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Bindoon Rodeo

Join in all the fun of a full points national rodeo in our local community!  Food and drinks (including a licenced bar) available and there will be live music following all the action. Rodeo – 4pm to 7pm Live Music – 7pm to 11pm Camping available – 4WD access suggested. Tickets through Humanitix at  https://events.humanitix.com/bindoon-rodeo-2021 For more information, contact the Bindoon & Districts Agricultural Society on enquiry@bindoonshow.com

Cost:

General Admission – Adult 16+: $30

General Admission – Child 5-15: $5

General Admission – Child under 5: Free

Paddock Camping – per site: $10

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WA Beach Clean-Up Day – Coogee

Our oceans need your help! Join Tangaroa Blue and the Cockburn crew as they clean Coogee Beach and surrounds. Together we can lessen the impact that plastic pollution is having on our oceans. It is estimated that 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic pollution each year. Every piece of rubbish you remove from the beach could save a life. Together we can save our oceans! Look out for our gazebos on the boardwalk. The clean-up will be along the beach and surrounds in North Coogee. Please be SunSmart, wear enclosed shoes, a hat and bring some water in a reusable container (no single use plastics please). Sunscreen and all clean-up equipment will be provided by the City of Cockburn. After all your hard work, you will receive a free coffee/beverage voucher to use at a nearby cafe. What to bring: Please wear long trousers, closed in shoes, a hat and drink bottle! Refreshments/Food: A free coffee voucher will be provided to volunteers. Register here

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Fur Run

It’s the event where we celebrate our best furry friends. The Fur Run is free and full of fun for you, your family and of course your dog. Event suitable for all age groups

Activities include:

  • Free vet checks with Spearwood Vets
  • Discounted dog wash with Jaffles Mobile Dog Wash
  • Meet our Fur Run Ambassador – Ranger Annie
  • Various stalls selling all kinds of things for dogs
  • Dog registration / renewal (EFTPOS available)
  • Pet behaviour advice with Dave from Agile Dogs
  • Walk the red carpet at the Pooch Parade
  • Fur run or walk around the lake plus prizes!

Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site.

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Repair Hub – Learn how to fix your broken items with skilled repairers

A meeting place for people to learn the art of repair from experienced volunteers. “Challenging throw away culture” Earth Garden, v.78, p.33

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Vintage Surfboard Swap Meet

The Annual VINTAGE SURFBOARDS COLLECTORS MEET Show….Shine….Swap….Coffee This is an opportunity to not only bring boards to trade/sell, but to show and discuss classic examples of surfboard evolution and history with like minded collectors and enthusiasts. Under the trees at Perry Lakes Reserve (plenty of shade) Floreat Sunday, 17 October 2021 10:00am – 2:00pm Thanks to our sponsor Surfboardresto.com. Ask Wayne Winchester from ‘Surfboardresto’ if you should retain, repair, revamp or restore your vintage surfboard on the day. Free entry for all. If you would like to display your vintage boards let me know via messenger or text, so I have an idea of numbers on the day. Those with boards to display please arrive between 9:30-10am to park on the reserve.

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Teddy Bears Picnic – City of Cockburn

This year we welcome Humphrey B. Bear and his new show ‘Put On Your Dancing Shoes!’
Plus your kids will see their favourite book characters come to life in an interactive performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Other activities include: Cuddly animal farm Various stalls for parents Hello Baby corner (Parents chill-out zone) Rides and games galore and more!
Bring a picnic or you can purchase a Teddy’s lunch pack from Friends of the Community for $2.50 and there will be $1 ice-creams.
Tip: Write your mobile number on your child’s arm or on a tag they are wearing in case they get lost.

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Reptile Awareness Workshop

Join us for an evening workshop to learn about our amazing native reptiles from the experts at WA Wildlife! Enjoy the outdoors with a greater understanding of these unique animals. Learn about the different types of snakes in your local area, reptile behaviour and safety around reptiles. There could even be an opportunity for live interactions! Suitable for the whole family, this one’s not just for kids! Price: $5

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BirdLife WA: Walk @ Rotary Park, Wanneroo

Celebrating Bird Week

To celebrate Bird Week (18th – 24th October 2021), the City of Wanneroo will be holding a walk and talk about local birds starting with a short walk at Lake Joondalup. The walk will be hosted by expert walk leaders from Birdlife WA, commencing at Rotary Park Scenic Drive Wanneroo at 8am Saturday October 23rd finishing at 9am.

Rotary Park Wanneroo is nested within Yellagonga Regional Park and is alongside Lake Joondalup. Yellagonga Regional Park is a nature reserve dominated by a wetland system including Lake Joondalup. The diversity of habitat within the Park caters for a variety of waterbirds, bushbirds and other wildlife. Over 87 species of birds have been sighted at Lake Joondalup including varieties of waterfowl, honeyeaters, galahs, raptors and many more including some migratory birds.

On the morning of the walk, you will be provided with a list of birds commonly sighted in this location and asked to see if you can spot them in their native habitat as you are guided on a short walk finishing at 9am.

A follow-up talk will commence at 9.30am in Wanneroo Library to provide more detailed information about the birds in Wanneroo and this event can be booked separately through Eventbrite

Free Event

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The Vintage Collective Markets

The original , The Vintage Collective Markets returns OCT 24th Vintage vibes and rockin’ rides. Toe tappin’ tunes and dancing shoes a must!

THE VINTAGE COLLECTIVE MARKETS.

The best of Perth’s rockin live music, pinups, rides and good vibes.

AND FREE entry to the public.

Markets stalls, FREE to attend pre 1980s car show and loads of other interactive activities.

Indoor bar , dance floor and so much more.

Kids rides and attractions (small fee)

FREE retro lawn games

All the content you know and love. We are passionate about being a community event and part of that is ensuring we welcome everyone. All business types welcome, new , old and hand made, Retro, repo, produce, automotive, quirky or unusual.

Facebook page for updates.

Vendor or sponsor enquiries to vcmperth@outlook.com

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Elmar’s Family Oktoberfest – Sun 24 Oct 2021

It’s the perfect family day out, sit back, relax and enjoy Germany’s biggest festival in the Swan Valley’s largest BIERGARTEN.
Sunday the 24th of October Elmar’s Biergarten will fill with entertainment and amusement that will get the whole family involved. Bouncy castle, face painting, rabbit shooting, bucking bull, carnival rides, market stalls, live music, and good ol traditional outdoor games.
The beer will be flowing and BBQ sizzling, with delicious German goodies, grab your finest Lederhosen and Dirndl for plenty of fun!

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City of Joondalup’s Little Feet Festival

Come join us at City of Joondalup’s Little Feet Festival. Entry is free and is being held at Pines Picture Gardens, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup from 12.00noon – 5.00pm on Sunday 24th of October. There’s plenty for your little ones to see and do, with stage shows, roaming performers and circus workshops for all ages. They’ll also enjoy clowning around as they discover the clues to find their way through the Marvellous Maze. Collect your activity book on arrival to begin your outing at the circus. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Thank you to Premier Partner St Stephens School and Media Partner Nova for their ongoing support of this event. For further information call 9400 4705 or visit joondalup.wa.gov.au

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Patti the Pig – It’s Not All Rubbish Kids Show! (Ages 0-8)

Join Patti the Pig, Jenny and Terry the Possum for an interactive show all about recycling!

This fun and interactive show will take children on an educational journey about looking after the environment through recycling and waste reduction. No bookings are necessary.

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Baldivis Parks Spooktacular Lantern Markets

Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR evening filled with:
• Creepy Crafts • Haunted Market Stalls • Freaky Face Painting • Devilishly Delicious Foods • Crazy Live Entertainment

 

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Halloween Disco – Lollipops Bayswater

Come dressed in your favourite costume and join us on the dance floor for a night of fun, music, dancing and special activities! Our café will be open throughout the night serving delicious food and drinks. A prize will be given for the best costume! To book your tickets to our latest disco, visit our square site: https://lollipops-bayswater.square.site/

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Wembley Downs District Fair 2021

Every year, the fair is on the last Saturday of October, at Luita Street Reserve, Wembley Downs. This fantastic community event, proudly sponsored by the City of Stirling, starts at 8.30am and offers a jam-packed programme right through to 3.00pm. With stalls, amusements and performers there is something for everyone and entry is free!

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Made on the Left 2021 Christmas Market

If you’re anything like us, every year you promise yourself that you’ll shop early and beat the Christmas shopping rush. Well this year, the Made on the Left Christmas Market can help you get a little more organised.
SATURDAY 30TH & SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER : 10am – 5pm
Come and join Perth’s longest running hand-made designer market at the Esplanade Park, Fremantle. See all your favourite creative talents and pick up some amazing one-of-a-kind, isolation inspired, Christmas gifts all loving hand-made right here in WA.

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WA Beer & Beef Festival 2021

WA Beer & Beef Festival is BACK for 2021!
#BeerandBeefFestival Saturday 30 Oct – Sunday 31 Oct | Burswood Parklands www.beerandbeeffestival.com.au
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The best craft breweries and local purveyors of succulent, juicy beef join forces for WA Beer & Beef Festival 2021! This is THE destination for all beer & beef lovers! Choose from over 70 BEERS and indulge in an epic range of delicious beef dishes from a selection of Perth’s top chefs, restaurants & food trucks; you’d better bring your BIGGEST appetite!
Come hang out with us at Burswood Parklands on Saturday October 30 & Sunday October 31 to soak up the summer sunshine with two stages of live music, roaming entertainment, beer & beef tastings, market stalls, rides and heaps more. FREE ENTRY for supervised under 18’s and we’re dog friendly, so make sure you bring the whole family for a wholesome day of fun in the sun ☀️
Stay tuned for brewery and vendor announcements… See you there, Perth!

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Perth City Thai Street Food Market

Torung Market Perth present a Pop up Perth Thai Street food in CBD!
Location at James Street, Museum Plaza, Perth Cultural Centre.
Event licensed granted by City of Perth
What’s on?
– Thai Food stalls – Free Face paint for kids – Thai Cooking lesson – Ice cream van – live folksong – Thai Dance performance
Free entry for everyone!

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Halloween Disco Party at Jindalee Beach Shack

On Saturday 30 October from 5-8.30pm it’s our Spooky Halloween family disco party!!
Bring the whole family and join us for dinner and heaps of spooky party fun and games
Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the occasion. With best dressed prizes up for grabs
This event is by pre-purchase tickets only!
Adults- $35 includes.. Main meal (choice of 10) Dessert (choice of 5 cakes)
Kids- $15pp includes.. Child’s meal (choice of 4) Halloween cupcake Sml slushee
Tickets on sale from Saturday 28 August from our cafe counter.

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Truck or Treat Spooktacular!

Join us as we celebrate all things SPOOKtacular!  A special Halloween food truck dining experience, right at your local park!
Come dressed in your favourite fright-night costume for a night of delicious food & fun, with the best in cuisine & entertainment for the whole family!
 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT KIDS corner with bouncy castle & petting zoo FUN photo booth & piñata  PRIZES for best dressed SPOOKY activities for the kids DELICIOUS international food trucks
Our wide range of amazing food trucks will be serving you up a smorgasbord of mouth-watering cuisines so stay tuned to the Big Kid Events Facebook page for the roster. Hit GOING so you get reminded for the event – don’t get FOMO!

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Halloween Disco – Lollipops Bayswater

Come dressed in your favourite costume and join us on the dance floor for a night of fun, music, dancing and special activities! Our café will be open throughout the night serving delicious food and drinks. A prize will be given for the best costume! To book your tickets to our latest disco, visit our square site: https://lollipops-bayswater.square.site/

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Avocados Makers Market

Avocados Makers Market will be held at Avocados (2 Mount Street, Kelmscott) from 9am – 1pm. Showcasing a range of locally handmade products, gifts and homewares along with a bouncy castle, face painting and acoustic music. There will be something for the whole family so be sure to stop by! We are still taking applications for stall holders- if you would like to have a stall, please get in touch with us!

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Stirling Miniature Railway

Don’t forget to add us to your family weekend plans! We are open from 9.45 am until 1.30 pm on Sunday.

Safety Notice: Please make sure your family and friends are wearing closed in shoes such as track shoes, even if they will not be riding the trains. Babes in arms, of course, don’t need to wear track shoes. Thank you for your cooperation from the Stirling Miniature Railway Team.

 

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Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair

It’s a Halloween theme!
Enjoy a day at the fair! Try your luck at sideshow alley, enjoy the various foods on offer and the many stalls filled with homegrown/made goodies.
Get a thrill on one of the rides and enjoy the free activities and entertainment throughout the day including stage shows at the FROSH Youth Festival.
Check our website closer to the time for sow details and times. www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/events

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About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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